Read insights below regarding this year's Parent Marijuana Communication:
Underage marijuana use can permanently change how the brain looks and operates. Protect your teen's brain by sharing the long- term risks of cannabis use.
Your child's brain is still developing. Ensure they know that using marijuana now can harm their brain functions later.
Understand how regular cannabis use can harm your teen's mental health and increase their risk of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts.
As a parent, it's vital to safeguard your teen's physical and mental well-being. Do this by sharing how regular teen cannabis can cause or worsen mental health conditions.
Set and enforce 'no use' rules around underage cannabis use. Children are less likely to use marijuana when they know their parents disapprove of it.
Limit your teen's risk. Set and enforce a zero- tolerance policy around teen cannabis use.
Children are trying marijuana young. Don't miss the moment to discuss the risks of underage marijuana use with your teen.
Sometimes the best time to talk with your teen about not using cannabis is during informal interactions. Have these conversations over a meal or during a shared activity.
Understand how marijuana threatens the developing mind. When you know the risks of underage marijuana use, you can share these risks with your teen.
According to the 2018 Illinois Youth survey, most teens don't use marijuana. Does your teen know this?
Discussing the risks of teen marijuana use is as vital as not allowing it.
Share the risks and enforce the rules. Teens are less likely to use marijuana when they know their parents disapprove of it.